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Death — something to talk about


After a pandemic hiatus, The 100% Certainty Project is back! We are excited to announce our book selections for 2022/23 – a great line-up of books to unveil the curtain on death.

Talking about death won’t kill you — but sometimes it can be frightening or awkward. The 100% Certainty Project promotes books to read and talk about, which will help to get conversations started about what’s important to you when you face what is inevitable.

Read. Reflect. Talk about books.

Talk about death. Live your fullest life.



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Cultivating Community in Palliative Care

Sunday, May 21, 2023

join us to learn more about the 100% Certainty Project

we will be present to share info and discuss the books

more info here

MOVIE Night at The Westdale Theatre

Monday, March 27, 2023


Free admission to the movie screening. All welcome.

New release film starring Tom Hanks as Otto.

@ The Westdale Theatre - 1014 King Street West in Westdale Village, HamOnt

JOIN US in the beautifully renovated historic theatre

Film is based on the book A Man Called Ove

(a previous book selection)

Thursday, December 8, 2022   6:30-7:30pm

100% Certainty Project Author Event
The Last Doctor by Jean Marmoreo and Johanna Schneller
more info:

Tuesday, November 21, 2022  6:30-7:30pm

100% Certainty Project Online Book Club
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

more info:

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Watch this space for details on other events

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Borrow —
contact your local library


An urgently important exploration of the human stories behind Canada's evolving acceptance of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), from one of its first and most thoughtful practitioners.

Borrow —
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An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling children’s author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband’s life without her in the viral New York Times Modern Love column, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”

Borrow —

contact your local library

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From Kevin Brockmeier, one of this generation's most inventive young writers, comes a striking new novel about death, life, and the mysterious place in between.


Borrow —

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From Matthew Quick, the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook—made into the Academy Award–winning movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper—comes a poignant and hopeful novel about a widower who takes in a grieving teenager and inspires a magical revival in their small town.

Borrow —

contact your local library

“Reading these books gave me the courage to talk to my parents about what they wanted.”


~ Maria, University Student

100% Certainty Project ©2023

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